[SunRescue] Sparc 2, Linux and ethernet

Ken Hansen n2vip at bellatlantic.net
Wed Aug 16 21:30:16 CDT 2000

You *might* find that the 4 port SBUS ethernet cards are quite expensive
(like, 4x a single SBUS ethernet card!).

You may find that an SS/2 may have problems running any real significant
load across four ports (it could work fine, I'm just raising the point for

You could be better served by investing the $175 or more you would
spend on a Sun SS/2 and SBUS 4 port ethernet card in a dedicated router
like the Linksys, Dlink, or Netgear.

Do you need a router or would a switch suffice? Linksys has a rebate on
5 port 10/100 switches ($55 - $20 back)... Check out buy.com and look
under rebates. second page.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Phillips" <paul at partitura.com>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 10:38 PM
Subject: [SunRescue] Sparc 2, Linux and ethernet

> Right now I have an old Intel box that I use as a router.  It runs RedHat
> Linux, and has three PCI ethernet cards that Linux recognizes as eth0, 1,
> and 2.  Works fine.
> However, its old, and, since it is my router, if it dies, the whole net is
> down.
> If I were to rescue (ok - buy) an old Sparc 2, could I put in one of those
> 4 port Sun sbus ethernet cards?  If so, would the RedHat Linix Sparc
> version recognize the 4 ports?  If I can make this work, I could use it as
> a backup for my current router machine...
> Thanks
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